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Cookery, Food and Drink

Variety is the spice of life and in our Cookery, Food and Drink section we have a range of new books that you can sit back and enjoy or get your hands messy and whip up something fantastic!

Soupologie: Cleanse, Slim, Nourish, Glow Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Soups to Heal, Cleanse and Energise

Soupologie: Cleanse, Slim, Nourish, Glow Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Soups to Heal, Cleanse and Energise

Author: Stephen Argent Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

All recipes are LED (low-energy density) food, filling you up with volume without too many calories. Each recipe has icons to show which common ailments are targeted such as stress, fatigue, weakened immunity and more. Recipes are plant-based and gluten-free, so can be enjoyed by everyone, but serving suggestions will add in other delicious 'soupolo-twists' so you can adapt things to your own taste. Soup is the natural follow-on from juicing and is so much more achievable: soup can be served as a meal, unlike a juice. The book is fully photographed by award-winning food photographer Jean Cazals.

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Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

Author: Jamie Oliver Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Chapters: Introduction Smart Starters The Main Event Veggie and Vegan Plates The Wonderful World of Potatoes Scrumptious Vegetables Gravy, Sauces and all the Trimmings Incredible Leftovers Spectacular Festive Puddings Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treats Cute Edible Gifts Super-Fantastic Salads Dips, Bites and Handheld Nibbles Perfect Christmas Drinks Guide To Roasting Meat I've got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You'll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I've designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it'll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal. I haven't held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan. Jamie Oliver

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Rick Stein's Long Weekends

Rick Stein's Long Weekends

Author: Rick Stein Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Rick Stein's Long Weekends will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, airing in Autumn 2016.

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Gino's Hidden Italy How to Cook Like a True Italian

Gino's Hidden Italy How to Cook Like a True Italian

Author: Gino D'Acampo Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Let the nation's favourite Italian chef, Gino D'Acampo, teach you how to cook and eat like a true Italian. It will accompany Gino's new 7-part primetime series Hidden Italy, coming to ITV this Autumn. Chapters include: Antipasti & Soups; Pasta; Risotto; Fish & Seafood; Poultry & Meat; Vegetables & Sides; Pizza, Pies & Bread; Desserts.

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The Indian Cookery Course

The Indian Cookery Course

Author: Monisha Bharadwaj Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

This comprehensive guide to Indian cooking explores the myriad regional varieties of authentic, healthy and lesser known Indian recipes. With chapters broken down into: Rice, Breads, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Poultry, Eggs, Dairy, Lentils & Beans, Vegetables, Snack & Sides, Grills, Salads & Raitas, Chutneys & Relishes, Desserts and Drinks, Monisha offers a vivid overview of India's colourful traditions and geographical differences, from the earthy lentil dishes of the North to the coconut-based curries which are a staple in the South. Including advice on the building blocks of Indian cuisine, such as how to make a basic curry and how to cook the perfect rice, plus tips on the different varieties of rice and how to shop for the best type for each dish. Monisha teaches you how to make traditional Indian food at home, based on the principles of good health and touching on the values of Ayurveda.

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Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

A gin manual for the home mixologist a perfect gift or self purchase for anyone riding the gin trend Gin is the spirit of the moment. With such a huge array of new premium and imported brands hitting the US market, a little guidance is surely required. Featuring all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini, and Gimlet, Dan will have you dabbling with a Pink Lady, a Negroni, and a Rhubarb Sparkler in no time. The cocktails include easy three-ingredient-recipes, from punches and apertifs to teas, martinis, and more. Dan also shares his favorite syrup recipes that will elevate your cocktail-making skills to new levels. With one bottle, you will soon be mixing over 60 drinks that will make you the life and soul of any party.

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Ottolenghi changed the way we cook in this country just as surely and enduringly as Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Food had in 1950. It brought into our kitchens bold flavours, a vivid simplicity, a spirited, but never tricksy inventiveness and, above all, light. (Nigella Lawson). Inspired by their childhoods in West and East Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi's and Sami Tamimi's original cookbook Ottolenghi: The Cookbook showcases fresh, honest, bold cooking and has become a culinary classic. Yotam and Sami's inventive yet simple dishes rest on numerous culinary traditions, ranging from North Africa to Lebanon, Italy and California. The 140 original recipes cover everything from accomplished meat and fish main courses, through to healthy and quick salads and suppers, plus Ottolenghi's famously delectable cakes and breads. A new foreword and introduction sheds fresh light on a book that has become a national favourite.

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There has never been a greater interest in cooking. Never been such a wide range of accessible ingredients from all over the world. Cultural diversity has led to us all broadening our culinary horizons. What better time to celebrate the sumptuous array of delectable books on offer, covering all aspects of our growing obsession with all things food … and drink (!). You won’t find the obvious choices here, the big name chefs and TV show spin-offs. We hope that we’ve lovingly compiled a special menu of off the beaten track titles to fire your imaginations and your ovens. Uncork your inner sommelier, sauté your inner chef and share a spoonful of our passion for something saucy, lip-smacking, eye-feasting and thirst-quenching. Bon Appetit!

We hope you’ll find our Food and Drink category full of titles that can be enjoyed either sitting in the armchair or used in a more practical way in the kitchen. Some of them provide a mixture of both.